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February 18, 2022

DHL Express PH Fleets Up With BYD T3 EV Vans

DHL Express has chosen BYD to provide them with its first fleet of zero emissions all-electric commercial vehicles. Decked in their trademark yellow color, the BYD T3 electric compact van combines high performance with low energy consumption and cost of maintenance.

Running on BYD’s proprietary 50.3 kWh Blade Battery system (lithium iron-phosphate battery), it can travel up to 250 kilometers on a single charge. A full charge is done in just 1 hour using a fast charger or up to 8 hours using a household socket. The T3’s electric motor delivers 136 horsepower (100 kW) and 180 Nm of torque, enough for a zero to 100 km/h time of 9.9 seconds—faster than most other pickup trucks.

The T3 is also outfitted with features such as dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, four-wheel disc brakes, and rear parking sensors. BYD, distributed by Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corporation is also offering a 7-seater MPV version for families which is priced at P 2,398,000.

With 3.5 cubic meters of cargo space, the T3 is perfect for last-mile deliveries and with that, DHL Express intends to deploy this fleet to service the Makati, Ortigas, and Pasay areas of Metro Manila.

According to DHL Express, the acquisition of its first three EVs in the Philippines is a firm step towards the company’s goal of reducing environmental impact and promoting green logistics.

“With our goal of reducing logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050, we are attempting to reach a larger milestone. The purchase of these electric vehicles is our first step towards greener logistics, which will benefit the environment, our customers, and our people,” said Nigel Lockett, Country Manager of DHL Express Philippines.

This initiative is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s global target of running 60 percent of its vehicles electrically by 2030, which will strengthen its portfolio dedicated to EV logistics as well as the increased pace of decarbonization.

“We are proud to bring this important, and sustainable solution to our operations here in the Philippines,” added Promod George, Senior Director of Operations, DHL Express Philippines. “These new additions contribute two significant advantages to our fleet: reduced carbon emissions and lower operating costs.”

According to DHL’s business report, transportation accounts for 15 percent of global CO2 emissions, and with 95 percent of vehicles powered by gasoline or diesel engines, the most significant change that can be made is to switch to a greener mode of transportation.

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